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    Do you feel that living in the RD has reduced your stress level? Do you think living there will add some years to your life?

    They say that if you live near water as in a stream, a lake, river, or ocean that you add three years to your life.

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    we have to wait till everyone dies, then tally up the results.

    but in the mean time tranquilty has its virtues.

    but the mosquitos and power outages can counter that pretty quick, huh?

    ha ha ha

    bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrf View Post
    Do you feel that living in the RD has reduced your stress level? Do you think living there will add some years to your life?

    They say that if you live near water as in a stream, a lake, river, or ocean that you add three years to your life.
    I don't live by the water but I would say my stress level has reduced, oh say 100%! I am an "A" type person and a professional and as you might imagine those types in the US end up dying young or suffer heart problems from stress/overwork. In fact I was suffereing quite frequently from PVC's(minor heart arithmia?) and it quit completely!

    We don't live by the water but I do have my office in the house and also I'm at home all day so if I get bored I can go play with my daughters which is a great stress relief in itself. If I want to get out of the house I'll invent a reason to go to the hardware store whatever and chat with the people I know or with strangers and I usually have a good time as people always are interested in talking about Nueva York with a gringo.

    Then in the evening, I'll call an Equatorian neighbor buddy of mine and we'll share a cold Presidente or two, smoke a few Principes and talk about the business we will start and how we are going to be rich one day while the wives rabble on like a couple of headless chickens, hahha!

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    It is my own personal observation, that people living by the sea (ocean) are mentally more stable than those living in the mountains. I would not discount the stress factor (since fishermen also stress out...), but would tend to consider more the nutritional factor, including the fact that those who live in mountainous regions tend to have less intake of iodine and other trace minerals essential for proper brain function.

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    One hour spent in heavy stressful traffic with a bunch of angry idiots around you in NYC makes you one year older. No matter if you are sitting in S500 or LX470 and have a million dollar bank account.

    One hour with a hot 18 y.o. dominicana from Disco Classico in Sosua makes you one year younger. NO matter if you do her in a $25 cabana and drive motoconcho.

    Do figures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrf View Post
    Do you feel that living in the RD has reduced your stress level? Do you think living there will add some years to your life?
    Interesting topic! Have to say I didn't think my stress level had been reduced when we first moved here & were going through all the adjustment stuff........... but now I know it has. When I visit UK every 3 years I look at friends of 30+ years standing and think 'Crumbs, was I that neurotic when I lived here?'. They haven't changed, I have. Now I'll only stress over the larger items in life, like the occasional earthquake....... Living here has a wonderful way of putting things in perspective.

    As to adding years to my life.......well I've already outlived the age at which both my parents died (& they didn't die in accidents) so this is all bonus.

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    Now that you live in the DR.
    Just curious to know, how has your diet changed. Do you tend to eat more veggies and fruits to prolong your life. Have you embraced the whole outdoor life or do you stay in under AC and barely enjoy the beautiful island which would contribute to a healthier longer life?
    Whenever I go there I definitly concentrate on my breathing exercises and do more walking outdoors, and I dream how it would be if I live there permanently, I picture myself being much healthier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirador View Post
    It is my own personal observation, that people living by the sea (ocean) are mentally more stable than those living in the mountains. I would not discount the stress factor (since fishermen also stress out...), but would tend to consider more the nutritional factor, including the fact that those who live in mountainous regions tend to have less intake of iodine and other trace minerals essential for proper brain function.
    Then there's the report of a few years ago which talked about small villages up in the mountains in Ecuador and in Asia where lots of the residents live longer lives - 100 years and above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by something_of_the_night View Post
    Then there's the report of a few years ago which talked about small villages up in the mountains in Ecuador and in Asia where lots of the residents live longer lives - 100 years and above.

    Same in Georgia,. Armenia and Azerbaijan in former Soviet Union. People there have no health care and eat very unhealthy diet with a lot of meat and wine. But live up to their 100s and never are impotents. But they do not have neither contamination from traffic, nor oppression and stress from police nor McDonalds or KFC fast food.

    Almost like DR.

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    I would have thought that you also have to factor into longevity both people feeling happy with their lot (whatever their lot is) and continuing physical work (i.e. exercise). Most of the centenarian Latinas (Ecuador, Peru etc) I've seen on TV are still feeding their chickens, cleaning their own homes and taking care of themselves but have extended family nearby. So maybe the pampering of senior citizens in the Western world leads to early demise?

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